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Displaying from Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 September 2017
Tuesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Resource Extraction versus Environmental Protection: oil sands and caribou in Canada : 2017 Rio Tinto Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Vic Adamowicz, Vice Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

This case study will illustrate some of the challenges of endangered (...)
Thursday 21
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - History Post-Brexit: thinking through Britain, Europe and Empire Website | More Information
A public lecture by Tony Ballantyne, Professor of History and Pro-Vice Chancellor Humanities at the University of Otago, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture.

The links between British empire building and its shifting relationships with Europe have frequently (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - EVENT - Post-Memory: Youíve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly Website | More Information
A multi-media peformance and discussion with artists Mayu Kanamori and Terumi Narushima, Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellows.

Performance maker Mayu Kanamori and artist Terumi Narushima present a live performance of their work Youíve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly.

A (...)

 October 2017
Saturday 07
10:00 - SYMPOSIUM - BATAVIA (1629): giving voice to the voiceless Website | More Information
When the Dutch East India vessel Batavia was wrecked on Morning Reef in the Abrolhos Islands in June 1629, none of the more than 300 people on board could have imagined the enduring historical impact of this maritime disaster and its bloody aftermath. Those events have inspired a multitude of books (...)

10:00 - EVENT - Symposium - Batavia (1629): Giving Voice to the Voiceless Website | More Information
When the Dutch East India vessel Batavia was wrecked on Morning Reef in the Abrolhos Islands in June 1629, none of the more than 300 people on board could have imagined the enduring historical impact of this maritime disaster and its bloody aftermath. Those events have inspired a multitude of books (...)
Tuesday 10
13:00 - EVENT - Talking Allowed - Beauty in Unexpected Places: aesthetics and mathematics Website | More Information
Choices in mathematics are often made for aesthetic reasons: a degree of freedom is added here to preserve symmetry; a partial derivative is employed there because it establishes harmony and so on. The use of aesthetic considerations in mathematics hides a deep mystery. Mathematicians make progress (...)
Wednesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Genome research produces new anti-malarial drug targets : The 2017 Ian Constable lecture by Professor Simon Foote - Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University Website | More Information
In a malarial infection, there is a competition between the malaria parasite and the host. If the malarial parasite can reproduce sufficiently rapidly, it can reach a level of parasitaemia that is lethal to the host. However, if its rate of growth is slowed, the hostís adaptive immune response can (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How FinTech is Changing the Face of Business and Finance Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor David Yermack, Chairman, Finance Department, Stern School of Business, New York University and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The finance industry, which earns disproportionate profits, is set to be revolutionised by advances in financial (...)
Thursday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Value of Seagrasses in the Restoration and Recovery of Oceans Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Gary Kendrick and Dr John Statton, UWA Oceans Institute.

Seagrass meadows are among the most highly valued ecosystems on earth, worth $34 000 ha-1 yr-1 as they protect our coastlines, clean our polluted waters, capture atmospheric carbon are habitat for fish (...)
Monday 16
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Being Human in the Second Machine Age Website | More Information
Join us for the 2017 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas as we ask what a robotic future could look like and what it might mean for human beings.

Speakers:

'Will robots take over our jobs? An insight into the future of work.' Anu Bharadwaj, PhD candidate, Centre for (...)
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dating Homo naledi: the story of the surprisingly young age for a new species of hominin that lived in Africa alongside early Homo sapiens Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University.

Earlier this year an international team of scientists successfully dated the remains of Homo naledi, a new species of hominin (human ancestor), from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. In (...)
Thursday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Acoustic Reflections: advanced medical ultrasound imaging and parallels in the mining and construction industries Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Bamber, Head, Ultrasound and Optical Imaging Physics, The Institute of Cancer Research London and Institute of Advanced Studies Gledden Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

Compared with other medical imaging technologies, ultrasound is low cost (...)
Tuesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Delve into your Experience of Time Website | More Information
A public lecture by Alex Holcombe, Co-director of the Centre for Time, University of Sydney and Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Time cannot be seen or touched, yet we do experience it. Do our brains contain an internal clock whose ticks mark the passing of seconds, minutes (...)
Wednesday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - So Far, So Good? Social Farming and Wellbeing: insights from Ireland Website | More Information
A public lecture by Deirdre OíConnor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Social Farming offers people who avail of a range of social/health services (including mental health, physical/intellectual (...)
Tuesday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lutherís Reformation at 500: Myth, Memory, and the Making of History : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
Itís not at all certain that Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg in October of 1517. Nevertheless, this moment continues to be commemorated as marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, an enormously complex series of religious, political, social, and (...)

 November 2017
Wednesday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dissidence and Discrimination: LGBTIQA+ research and experience Website | More Information
New insights into LGBTIQA+ sex work, ďgay wedding cakeĒ disputes, and non-binary identities.

The UWA LGBTIQA+ Working Group and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies are pleased to present a panel offering new research and experiential insights into some of the key issues within the (...)
Wednesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Can an Archaeologist Contribute to Biodiversity Conservation? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor R. Lee Lyman, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

All animals die, and many are eaten by predators. If the predators include humans, owls, or carnivores (e.g., Dingoes), skeletal (...)
Thursday 09
14:10 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Communication: my journey from 3-minute thesis to Cambridge and the Naked Scientists Website | More Information
Michael Wheeler, winner of the 2016 UWA Three Minute Thesis Competition, will discuss his 10-week internship experience with science podcast, The Naked Scientists, based in Cambridge, UK. Michael will share some operational insight on the industry of science communication and how it works in (...)
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Human Brain Surviving Without Oxygen Website | More Information
A public lecture by Philip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology and Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health, The University of British Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Relative to its size, the brain is the most (...)
Tuesday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Visas, Visits and Refusals: working in the borderzones of resilience, distress and wellbeing Website | More Information
A public talk by Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies.

At times of great human suffering we see extraordinary courage and compassion. Receiving (...)


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